THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LAURENCE J. COHEN AS GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD The President today announced his intent to nominate Laurence J.
Cohen to serve as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. Laurence J. Cohen, of Washington, D.C., is a senior partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Sherman, Dunn, Cohen, Leifer & Yellig, which is engaged in the practice of labor and employment law. He is General Counsel of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, and the Building and Construction Trades Department, all of the AFL-CIO. In addition to his 34 years with his present law firm, from 1964 to 1967, he served as a legal assistant and supervisory attorney for a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. Since 1994, Mr. Cohen has been a member of the NLRB Advisory Committee on Agency Procedures. From 1985 until 1986, he served as Chairman of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. He is co-author of The Developing Labor Law, Second Edition (BNA 1983) and is the author of a number of articles on labor and employment law. He has also been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Mr. Cohen received a B.S. degree from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania, and an LL.B. degree from Yale University Law School.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to administer and enforce the National Labor Relations Act. It conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees desire union representation, and it investigates and remedies unfair labor practices.